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Virginia 12, Loudoun 5, Us 5, Obenshain 4, Comstock 4, Washington 3, Mark Herring 2, Peggy Fox 2, Cuccinelli 2, Murphy 2, Taylor 2, Washington Post 2, Laura 2, Ken Cuccinelli 2, Roane 2, Maryland 2, Bethesda 2, News 1, Suellen Fried 1, Margaret Brennan 1,
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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 1, 2013
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thank you. today cuts to the nation's food stamp program took effect. >> one of the region's top rated school now investigated for allegations of cheating. let's take a look at your world in 90 seconds. cbs news obtained early enrollment figures for healthcare.gov turned over to the house oversight committee. they show 248 people in enrolled in the first two days. the healthcare exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of 7 million insured americans by march 1st. >> the burlesque act is the entertainment at a grassroots obamacare registration event. the people signing up here are sex workers. for them this truly feels like something to celebrate. >> as an in-person escort my health is slightly more at risk. >> we need to reform the food stamp program. >> after these cuts the average benefit per meal will be $1.40. >> the cuts impact 47 million americans including 22 million
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children on food stamp and 9 million elderly or seriously disabled people. >> local and federal officials announced they'd shut down a massive drug tunnel that had an electric rail system, ventilation and hydraulic steel doors. it went from tijuana to a warehouse in san diego. >> i do not use crack cocaine. >> the mayor does appear in that video. >> a video of mayor rob ford has been recovered by investigators. >> this disturbing video of a fight between two female students gets worse when you find out the man in dark blue is also heard on the video encouraging the girls to fight. police are investigating pending an assault charge where he apparently pulled the other girl off his daughter. starting today 47 million americans will be looking at less money to help put food on their tables. that is because the federal food stamp program or system n.a.p. budget is being cut by $5
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billion -- or s.n.a.p. budget is being cut by $5 billion. the result is just going to make it harder for those who rely on food stamps to pick their healthy foods. >> reporter: my goal? fighting hunger pangs, filling a plate, how about reliable ramen noodles to start. for protein chicken. >> we've got thighs and drumsticks, pasta products, offbrand pastries, finally something healthy a bag of apples and lettuce before we check out, 27 cents to spare, nutritionist laura jeffers view of our pictures. >> they have a lot of sodium. >> if you gave all this a grade collectively? >> a d plus. we have a lot of saturated fat here and a lot of processed food. >> reporter: laura gets the same money starting where i
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finished, apples, lettuce and carrots. >> because you can cook them, put them in soups, eat them raw. >> reporter: versatile. >> yeah. >> reporter: 10 pounds of potatoes for $1.99 and bargain bread. >> whole wheat pasta three for five. >> reporter: low fat milk. go with the gallon, but trying to eat healthy on this much for meal? >> for the average person it can be challenging. it has to be something that you're focused on. >> left us take a closer look at some of the numbers here. a person living alone stands to lose 11 bucks a month in maximum benefits. that leaves them with $189 per month. it's a $20 difference for a family of two, a $29 difference for three and 36 bucks for a familiar of four. when you crunch those numbers, that means $2.10 per meal for that person living alone, $1.76 for the family of four and we will feel the impact around here. 22% of d.c.'s population relies
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on food stamp. in maryland it's about 13%, in virginia 11%. one of loudoun county's top rated high scoring schools is being investigated for allegations of administrators pressuring teachers to change grades. as surae chinn reports, some are accusing the school of widespread cheating at loudoun valley high school in purcellville. >> i noticed the work was well above my son's ability and it could not have come from her. >> reporter: diane ward said her 18-year-old profoundly deaf son could not have scored so high on last spring's test assessment and said the work is not his. >> when i asked him how big is a yard? i gave him examples. he said whose yard, our yard? >> reporter: what was the answer on the test that he gave? >> the correct answer. >> reporter: in the special education room during laura son's testing was sign language
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interpreter ann reed. >> i witnessed teachers providing answers, attaching sticky notes to the papers, having the students change their answer. >> there was no proof found that that had even occurred. >> the special ed teachers at loudoun valley know they lied during that investigation. >> reporter: no cheating was substantiated in the investigation, but what the investigation did show was a culture of unrealistic expectation and pressure for teachers to have their students perform well on test scores, not just in special ed, but for the entire loudon valley high school. kathy lair is the director of loudoun education association which represents the county's teachers. >> i can tell you that i had many teachers come to me to say that they had been pressured into altering their grades before they turned them into the administration. >> it's anonymous allegations, okay? nobody, nobody has come forth and said i was forced to change
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a grade. >> my son who is disabled works harder than any child i know and the fact that his best was not good enough for someone does not sit well with me at all. it hurts children because they're not learning. they came out looking like scholars. >> reporter: in loudoun county surae chinn, wusa9. >> the principal and top leaders at the school are continuing to work there during this investigation. dr. hatrick said there is no intent to put them on administrative. there is a parent meeting coming up in is are vellville. the public school superintendents association of maryland named dr. maxwell the 24th superintendent of year last night. the jury has gone home for the day in the sean taylor murder trial to reconvene monday, taylor, the washington redskins star gunned down back in 2007 when five burglars
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broke into his florida home. the one on trial is eric rivera accused of firing the shot that killed taylor. legendary blues artist bobby parker is remembered tonight. the d.c.-based musician had a huge hit called watch your step. it's often quoted as the inspiration in the guitar riff in the beatles i feel fine. parker performed and toured with many famous r and b acts in the '50s and '60s and then he went solo and was a band leader in our area. this is video from the silver springs blues festival a few years back. bobby park her a severe asthma attack that led to a heart attack last night. he was 71. a judge goes out of her way to make some children's' wishes come true. >> rough weather this morning, but what a great day numberswise, high temperature 73, low 63. when your low is your average high, things are topsyturvy. we'll come back, talk about another front and the potential
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for more showers over the weekend. >> get this, the finals of our frustration madness bracket over at tellwusa9.com. president obama is up against his significant achievement, the affordable care act. log in. cast your vote. the winner comes your
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apathy and dissatisfaction with the candidates in the virginia's governor's race could keep people away from the polls next week. >> but if you do that you miss out on making sure your concerns are heard. a lot of issues will be decided by lawmakers, the folks you elect november 5th. peggy fox looks at some of those important issues. >> reporter: here are some issues you might care about. last year virginia lawmakers passed the first transportation funding measure in 27 years. that's a key issue in one of the tightest races for the house of delegates in mclean's district 34. >> the issue of transportation i differ with her on is her vote against funding the transportation bill. >> reporter: democrat kathleen murphy is challenging republican barbara comstock. >> the transportation bill did put extra and more taxes on northern virginia than any other place in the state. that was my major concern. now that it's passed i'm going to make sure northern virginia is going to get their congestion relief.
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>> reporter: comstock accused her opponent of wanting to raise taxes. murphy criticizes comstock for helping to kill the law limiting gun purchases in virginia for one a month. comstock said the law was watered down. >> there had been so many compels already long before i was in the legislature -- exemptions already long before i was in the legislature. >> reporter: comstock said virginia developed a strong background system, but murphy wants to expand all sales at gun shows. >> you have to have a check if you buy from a federally licensed gun dealer but not everybody is. i lost my brother to gun violence. he was murdered when two gunmen came in with an illegal gun and murdered him. >> reporter: election day is tuesday, peggy fox, wusa9. still ahead tonight get ready for cold and flu season. we are debunking some of the myths coming up.
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i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad for me, family is everything- as attorney general, i'll put politics aside and put families first. mark herring: endorsed by the washington post he'll crack down on sexual predators, go after scam artists who prey on seniors and military families, and protect the rights of women to make their own health care decisisions but senator obenshain has the wrong agenda. he voted to ban birth control pills and outlaw abortion, even for rape and incest victims. he's wrong for virginia.
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in tonight's health alert thanksgiving is weeks away, but the flu season is right here. some of us are finding reasons to avoid the flu shot. >> andrea roane talks to an expert about why those excuses
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can make you sick. >> the flu is very severe. it can cause hospitalization. it can cause death. >> in this case why do so many americans risk getting the flu? >> people are looking for excuses not to take the vaccine. a lot of people have misconceptions. >> dr. modak of virginia hospital center wants to tell you about those myths. no. 1 myth? the vaccine can give you the flu. >> the flu shot cannot give you the flu. the flu shot does not contain live virus. >> a dormant strain enters the body and provides immunity from the active ones. no. 2, it's better to get the shot later in the year because if you get it early, it may wear off. >> there's no evidence that the efficacy of the flu shot will wane during the course of a year. in fact, i think it's better to get it early in the season because it offers more protection. >> next myth, i'm pregnant. the flu vaccine will negatively affect me. >> the flu shot has not been shown to affect pregnancy. if pregnant women get the flu, they're at higher risk to be
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hospitalized. it's very important for pregnant women to get vaccinated. >> finally i got the shot last year. i don't need it again. >> the flu virus changes every year. every year they make a different strain which has different protective abilities. so it's not safe to say i got it in the past, i don't need it again. it needs to be given every year. >> andrea roane, wusa9. >> the doctor says children under 5, those with diabetes and people with chronic pulmonary problems are most at risk. if you don't like the shot, the vaccine is available as a nasal spray. i got mine. >> i'm going to get mine. it does make my arm a little sore, but that's a day. >> wa, wa. 73 today. it sounds ironic and kind of counterintuitive, but this warm switch in weather can give you a cold. >> i love this right here. >> that's my puzzle piece. i will be emceeing the autism speaks walk tomorrow at 10:00 on the mall between jefferson
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and madison. try to get there at 9:00. it starts at 10:00. it's a very easy walk. it's the no. 1 developmental disorder. families that have an autistic child spend $60,000 a year and it's only 1% of nih funding. first let's go back in time. this is a great animation the last three hours from our building looking northeast across wisconsin. the clouds rolled in this morning, rolled out pretty fast this afternoon. temperatures are still great. now it's let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam. the front is not quite through yet and consequently it's pretty darn warm, still 70 in lev it'sville and centreville -- a nice night for high school soccer and football games, game time temps between 60 and 70, very mild.
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still warm tomorrow, but the cost will be a few afternoon showers. i don't think it will shower everywhere tomorrow. that will leave us with a reality check sunday because this cold front unlike this one today will usher in colder air. tonight partly cloudy, cooper, early showers south and east, temperatures 48 -- cooler, early showers south and east, temperatures 48 to 56. tomorrow morning partly sunny, very nice, 50s and 60s, so no excuse not to come to the autistic speaks walk and by afternoon partly sunny, breezy, warm, a few showers, winds northwest 10 to 15, break it down, in the 50s 9:00, by 11:00 low 60s and by 1:00 a few clouds but temperatures in the mid-60s. that's a pretty darn good deal. it's also a good deal that it's a 49 hour weekend. go back to standard time. 2 a.m. becomes 1 a.m. and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors as well. so nice tomorrow, a few showers
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late, chilly sunday, 55, chilly monday, only 52. there's our reality check for a couple days. redskin forecast, mostly sunny, breezy, chilly, temperatures near 55. you can watch that game and the ravens game here on channel 9. next seven days it gets a little milder. by tuesday we're in the upper 50s and the mid-60ors by wednesday, gorgeous, showers thursday, 72 and -- mid-60s by wednesday, gorgeous, showers thursday 72 and nice on friday. still ahead the movie fans take things to a obenshain tried to outlaw. birth control pills. rape or incest. criminals, felons shows, a month law, in bulk. instead of dictating to women, criminals. this ad.
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i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. for 30 years i've worked as an obgyn, my job is to protect the health of women. so i'm particularly offended by ken cuccinelli. cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal ... ... even in cases of rape and incest. ... even to protect a woman's health. i want a governor who's focused on schools and creating jobs, not someone who wants to do my job. who's ken cuccinelli to interfere in the lives of women across virginia?
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there's that big debate over at tellwusa9.com focusing on that scaffolding around our washington monument. last night we told you that the national park service will stoplighting up the scaffolding after this sunday because all that stuff is coming off there over the next three months. they're wrapping up those exterior repairs after that earthquake a couple years back. the last time there was scaffolding around the monument folks said this looks so cool we'd like it to stay up. the scaffolding people said you've lost your mind. what do you think? should it stay up there this time? log onto tellwusa9.com. cast your vote and leave your comments. there are some jobs where you think that person has got to be crazy to do that.
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what kind of job takes someone with a bit of a questionable personality? the book the wisdom psychopath actually studies which professions attract the most psychopaths. let's start with the jobs that attract the fewest first, care aides, nurses, therapists, a crafts person, beautician and stylist round out the top five. occupations with the most psychopaths, ceo topping the list followed by lawyer, media, salesperson and surgeon and i guess i should mention that journalist is no. 6. that's pretty much a double whammy for us. >> we're media and journalists. >> we often say i'm crazy. now you got a study that backs it up. i wish i could tell you it was part of a halloween costume, but a lawyer in tennessee truly does want people to call him captain justice. his name is drew justice and he made that request after an assistant attorney general asked he be referred to as general by the court.
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he claims the reference to her office in a government kin flame a jury, but a judge said no and denied the moment. >> captain justice. there's plenty of candy to go around in the wake of last night's trick-or-treating. so if you are looking to get out of the house, we have an idea. a bethesda nonprofit is collecting treats for troops tomorrow between 1:00 and 4:00. you can drop off all your extra candy at bethesda chevy chase or walt whitman high school. the big treat for some kids in last innovation came straight from a fairy godmother -- in las vegas came straight from a fairy godmother. the kids were allowed to wear costumes for their adoption ceremonies. the judge said it's an extra treat for the kids and everyone else in the court. maybe fairy godmothers and princesses aren't yourening on halloween. how about a wedding based on
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tim burton's films? misty brown said she wanted something quirky and fun and had handmade movie memorabilia on them, costumes from some of the characters, things like beetle juice, alice in wonderland and the nightmare before christmas and the most intricate item, embroidered fabric and bead brocades. >> very frenchy. you're thinking more comic book theme? >> that might be a star trek them. >> how about the washington justice? >> its captain of the team would be? captain justice. >> that's all for 9 news at 6:00. stay with us for cbs evening news which is next and we'll be back obenshain tried to outlaw. birth control pills. rape or incest. criminals, felons shows, a month law, in bulk. instead of dictating to women, criminals. this ad.
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i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad for me, family is everything- as attorney general, i'll put politics aside and put families first. mark herring: endorsed by the washington post
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he'll crack down on sexual predators, go after scam artists who prey on seniors and military families, and protect the rights of women to make their own health care decisisions but senator obenshain has the wrong agenda. he voted to ban birth control pills and outlaw abortion, even for rape and incest victims. he's wrong for virginia. "senseless" meet the tea party ticket. together waging "ideological crusades" to ban abortion even in the case of rape and incest. cuccinelli and obenshain even sponsored legislation the post says could ban birth control pills. and all three oppose comprehensive background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. a tea party ticket - wrong for virginia families. independence usa pac sponsored this ad. >> pelley: tonight the assault at los angeles international airport.
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>> all you hear is screaming, chaos. i duck down. >> pelley: a gunman attacks a security check point. >> right when i heard the shots, i looked over my shoulder and everybody was running towards me saying run! >> pelley: at least one tsa officer is dead. many people are injured. we now know the identity of the killer. carter evans and john miller are on this breaking story. a terrorist wanted in the murders of seven cia officers appears to have been killed. margaret brennan on how u.s. intelligence found its revenge. has a tiny american drug company found the solution to the scourge of the meth epidemic. and steve hartman on the road. prisoners who met suellen fried leave prison with a new conviction. >> maybe we're not that bad